The most attentive viewers of yesterday’s presentation by Apple noticed some kind of plastic insert on the side of the new smartphones.
Interestingly, this element is not indicated in any way on the official specifications page. Apple… Nevertheless, there was information that the plastic insert is the so-called “window” for the mmWave 5G antenna.
By the way, only iPhone 12 designed for the USA will work in mmWave 5G networks. That is why smartphones for other markets have not received the corresponding plastic “window”.
Interestingly, a few months ago, CAD-renders of the iPhone 12 appeared on the Web, on which this insert was already present. At the time, it was suggested that it was a Smart Connector port.